WENDY DONIGER was born in New York in and trained as a dancer under Shiva: The Erotic Ascetic; The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology; Women. Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty (born November 20, ) is an American Indologist whose professional career has spanned five decades. A scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions, her major works include, Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva; Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook; The Origins. Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit. Front Cover. Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books Limited, Jun 24, – Fiction – pages.

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Religious Studies 14 2: Scott Thornton rated it it was amazing May 19, She has got my interest in mythology back and after this book, I definitely am going to shout out to anyone that it has always been mythology through and through when they mytus me what genre of books I love reading. Buddhism in Philosophy of Religion. Christian Lee Novetzkeassociate professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Washingtonsummarizes this controversy as follows:.

Wedy Doniger O’Flaherty born November 20, is an American Indologist whose professional career has spanned five decades. Presidents of the Association for Asian Studies. On the whole, this is neither a serious work for students of Indian history, nor for those with a critical eye on ‘religious history’ of India, nor indeed it hincu the real Alternative History of the ‘Hindus’.

In other projects Wikiquote. When it comes to legal history in the colonial period in particular, there are passages that are bound to raise Doniger’s trade book, The Hindus: Good as a reference to the general evolution of certain popular myths. I wasn’t expecting it at all, but it seems that if this collection of myths is anything to go off of Hinduism has its roots deep in sexual violence and misogyny.


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History of Western Philosophy. Science Logic and Mathematics. It is mjths a description of the beliefs and myths of people who would have identified are can be identified as Hindus. Harvard University Press,p. There’s one story in here that I like, in which a lady is told that her son Krishna has consumed some dirt; she asks Krishna if this is true, and he denies it, saying that she can look inside his mouth for proof.

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Tales of Sex and Masquerade]”. Books can be attributed to “Anonymous” for several reasons: I doubt that people in ancient times had a concept of an embryo independent of that of an unborn child.

Quotes from Hindu Myths: Sara rated it really liked it Oct 09, The Dharma of Wdndy. Park Benjamin I. Wendy Doniger Goodreads Author Contributor.

Doniger —ran a publishing business. Hinduism’s central epiphany seems to be the role the imagination plays in personal vision, and the way human beings are fulfilled only by creative work.


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himdu Marr was disappointed that the “regionalism” so characteristic of the texts is absent in Doniger’s book, and wondered why the discussion took so long. She saw within the body of her son, in his gaping mouth, the whole universe in all its variety, with all the forms of life and time and nature and action and hopes, and her own village, and herself”.

Kahin Richard D. Zack rated it liked it Jan 07, Retrieved February 22, Other mythologies compare to Hinduism’s like that. Chicago, IllinoisU. Specific Religions in Wend of Religion. Now, have you seen other imaginative cartoons? Doniger is a scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions.

O’Flaherty’s being one of them-are only partial. Her authorship of the section describing Hindu Religion in Microsoft’s Encarta Encyclopedia was criticized for being politically motivated and distorted. She has reoriented our thinking on the Indian experience of evil as it has been given literary expression in the mythological texts of the Sanskrit tradition and to a lesser extent in the Tamil and tribal traditions as well. I’ve never dug anything up out of the ground or established the date of a sculpture.